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1. "In the days when money was backed by its face value in silver or gold, there were limits to how much wealth could flow around the world. Today, it's virtual money that the bank lends into existence on a computer screen. "And unless the economy continually expands, there is no new flow of money to pay back that money, plus interest." . . . "As it stands now, if banks start loaning money more slowly than they collect debts, the quantity of money in the economy goes down, and it's impossible to pay back debts. So we get defaults on houses . . . our economy plunges into misery and unemployment. Under our current monetary system, the only alternative to that is endless growth. So one absolute thing we have to change is the whole nature of the monetary system. . . . we deny banks the right to create money." . . . There's a challenge with that solution, he admits. "You're trying to take the right to create wealth away from some of the wealthiest people on the planet."
Author: Alan Weisman
2. "While he gazedThe beauty of her flesh abashed the boy,As though it were the beauty of her soul:For as the base man, judging of the good,Puts his own baseness in him by defaultOf will and nature, so did Pelleas lendAll the young beauty of his own soul to hers"
Author: Alfred Tennyson
3. "You want to evaluate future borrowers, but in order to train an algorithm that will help you identify future defaults, you have to train it and evaluate it on past data."
Author: Anthony Goldbloom
4. "I am prone to envy. It is one of my three default emotions, the others being greed and rage. I have also experienced compassion and generosity, but only fleetingly and usually while drunk, so I have little memory."
Author: Augusten Burroughs
5. "The greatest guilt of today is that of people who accept collectivism by moral default; the people who seek protection from the necessity of taking a stand, by refusing to admit to themselves the nature of that which they are accepting; the people who support plans specifically designed to achieve serfdom, but hide behind the empty assertion that they are lovers of freedom, with no concrete meaning attached to the word; the people who believe that the content of ideas need not be examined, that principles need not be defined, and that facts can be eliminated by keeping one's eyes shut. They expect, when they find themselves in a world of bloody ruins and concentration camps, to escape moral responsibility by wailing: "But I didn't mean this!"
Author: Ayn Rand
6. "I don't know of any of us that want to see any kind of default happen."
Author: Bill Huizenga
7. "I think for me, or for anyone who plays the quarterback position, it's almost an unspoken word when you think about leadership. Some guys can be a leader and be a running back or a lineman, or wide receiver, strong safety, or linebacker. But when you speak of quarterbacks, it's automatically a default that you're supposed to be a leader."
Author: Cam Newton
8. "I have a home in Orlando. That's kind of my default 'getaway' city."
Author: Carrot Top
9. "Fur is my default, my indulgence. All human beings and myself have a lot of defaults. Many indulgences."
Author: Catherine Malandrino
10. "I'm an incredibly negative person, so any form of success is only ever going to be a relief to me and set my default position back to neutral."
Author: Catherine Tate
11. "I, for one, am profoundly grateful to feel the hand of God at work in my life. But at the beginning and end of the day, when my default setting is to show kindness and love to others, I never regret it. And to me, that is what faith is all about."
Author: Charity Sunshine Tillemann Dick
12. "Mortification was becoming my default emotion."
Author: Cora Carmack
13. "I've come to the point where I never feel the need to stop and evaluate whether or not I am happy. I'm just 'being', and without question, by default, it works."
Author: Criss Jami
14. "A good default, like Portugal or Greece, would be very good for the private equity business."
Author: David Bonderman
15. "Stop wasting prayer on things you don't need help with. Prayers aren't for wants. They are for giving thanks. God will supply the needs that you cannot obtain on your own by default, so there is no need to ask. Just thank."
Author: Deatri King Bey
16. "When liberty is taken away by force it can be restored by force. When it is relinquished voluntarily by default it can never be recovered."
Author: Dorothy Thompson
17. "In this couple defects were multiplied, as if by a dangerous doubling; weakness fed upon itself without a counterstrength and they were trapped, defaults, mutually committed, left holes everywhere in their lives. When you read their letters to each other it is often necessary to consult the signature in order to be sure which one has done the writing. Their tone about themselves, their mood, is the fatal one of nostalgia--a passive, consuming, repetitive poetry. Sometimes one feels even its most felicitious and melodious moments are fixed, rigid in experession, and that their feelings have gradually merged with their manner, fallen under the domination of style. Even in their suffering, so deep and beyond relief, their tonal memory controls the words, shaping them into the Fitzgerald tune, always so regretful, regressive, and touched with a careful felicity."
Author: Elizabeth Hardwick
18. "I didn't used to be like this. I didn't believe in love and romance and swooning. My default setting was bitch"
Author: Elizabeth Norris
19. "Patriots don't let their nation default."
Author: Gary Ackerman
20. "It fascinates me that believers have made faith in a god's existence into an admired and respected concept. Some people brag endlessly about their great faith in a god, never once considering that giving up on their mind's ability to weigh evidence and analyze arguments may not be such a good thing. I cannot imagine how it can ever be right to default to faith when considering an unusual claim."
Author: Guy P. Harrison
21. "I guess by default we're all the ones shaking our heads at the stupidity of others until we're forced into traumatic experiences ourselves."
Author: J.A. Redmerski
22. "So you know, everyone points out Greece's default record, but the history of a lot of sovereign nations is not a good one when it comes to lending them money."
Author: James Chanos
23. "Nesse's research focuses on the evolutionary origins of depression. Why does depression exist at all? If it's stayed in our gene pool for so long, he argues, there must be some evolutionary benefit. Nesse believes that depression may be an adaptive mechanism meant to prevent us from falling victim to blind optimism—and squandering resources on the wrong goals.11 It's to our evolutionary advantage not to waste time and energy on goals we can't realistically achieve. And so when we have no clear way to make productive progress, our neurological systems default to a state of low energy..."
Author: Jane McGonigal
24. "In fact, I think - our view of this is that while the agreement, the compromise did not achieve the kind of super-sized deficit reduction that we sought, it did end the uncertainty around the perception, the possibility that the United States might default on its obligations for its first time. That was a good thing."
Author: Jay Carney
25. "I was a big fan of 'The Smurfs' growing up, even though by default - my mom used to force me to watch because she was a 'Smurfs' fan."
Author: Jayma Mays
26. "I do not want America to default on its debt."
Author: Jeb Hensarling
27. "After everyone has had a chance to bluster, posture, and pontificate, we are left with one basic question: under any foreseeable circumstance, would it be in our national interest to default on our debt? The answer is unequivocally no."
Author: John Sununu
28. "Don't let anything stand in the way of you claiming and manifesting the life that you choose rather than the life you have by default."
Author: Joy Page
29. "I hated roses. I hated them for being so trite, so clichéd, a default, all-purpose flower that said I love you, I'm sorry, and get well soon. Give me peonies and tulips, orchids or gardenia. Those were flowers with character."
Author: Justina Chen
30. "A fundamental error that I have noticed within a lot of independent women, is that by default, they must succeed. If not, their self-reflection in stagnation will overcome them. In striving to succeed immediately, they have failed successfully, and have fallen into the ocean of persistence and fluctuation. But it's not all in vain, for hope is a returning daydream. Unknown to them, their opposite is merely sleeping with time, awaiting the impending song of daybreak's bell."
Author: Lionel Suggs
31. "Greece could default on its debts and even exit currency bloc if it cannot deliver reforms."
Author: Lucas Papademos
32. "But in some ways, the most significant choices one makes in life are done for reasons that are not all that dramatic, not earth-shaking at all; often enough, the choices we make are, for better or for worse, made by default."
Author: Marya Hornbacher
33. "There's not a doubt in my mind that you will see a spate of municipal-bond defaults."
Author: Meredith Whitney
34. "In most of history, societies have not been free. It's a very rare society that is free. The default condition of human societies is tyranny."
Author: Michael Novak
35. "Given our abundance, the burden of proof should always be on keeping, not giving. Why would you not give? We err by beginning with the assumption that we should keep or spend the money God entrusts to us. Giving should be the default choice. Unless there is a compelling reason to spend it or keep it, we should give it."
Author: Randy Alcorn
36. "Dominicans are in fact, Haitians by default.Since the natives named the whole island named Haïti, stop being a dolt."
Author: Ricardo Derose
37. "As the financial experts all over the world use machines to unwind Gordian knots of financial arrangements so complex that only machines can make - 'derive' - and trade them, we have to wonder: Are we living in a bad sci-fi movie? Is the Matrix made of credit default swaps?"
Author: Richard Dooling
38. "On one level, Americans are too distant from the Middle East, too naive to understand its complexities and history. On another, it's the people who show up in Washington-Iranian and Arab exiles nursing a grudge, with time on their hands and money to pay for a hotel-who influence U.S. policy by default. They color Washington's view of the world, drawing us into foreign adventures we have no business being in."
Author: Robert Baer
39. "We need to have a modicum of faith in people's common sense, creativity and will to survive and prosper even in the face of great difficulties and obstacles. If people could keep society running in the aftermath of the Black Death, they could keep it running after the U.S. government defaulted on its debt."
Author: Robert Higgs
40. "Even intellectuals should have learned by now that objective rationality is not the default position of the human mind, much less the bedrock of human affairs."
Author: Roy Blount Jr.
41. "...my awkward silence default setting kicked in."
Author: Sarra Manning
42. "The folk of Hell-Knows-Where by default still thought of themselves as Americans."
Author: Stephen Baxter
43. "I use the default iOS calendar app. I've tried others, but it's my favorite, and I can't live without it. If it's not on my calendar, I'm not aware of it, whatever it is."
Author: Steve Huffman
44. "I made a few records here and there by default, but I wasn't ever comfortable in that role. I wasn't comfortable on stage. We'll see how it goes this time."
Author: T Bone Burnett
45. "We've become a nation of defaulters: we buy on credit, and when the bill comes in, we're so deeply outraged that we refuse even to look at it."
Author: Tana French
46. "Gradually, after being the target a few times of a similar capriciousness, which he discerned as default behavior for most people, and not liking it, Paul learned to not be more generous or enthusiastic or attentive that he could sustain regardless of his mood and to not talk to people if his only reason to was because he felt lonely or bored."
Author: Tao Lin
47. "I'm a better editorial cartoonist by default because so many editorial cartoonists out there are so awful."
Author: Ted Rall
48. "Positive defaults align our short-term decisions with our long-term interests. And we don't always do that."
Author: Tom Rath
49. "How many of us even know what our default state of being is? Check yours at random times; reset it to positive, grateful, disciplined or faithful. Don't ever let it idle on negative, greedy, lax or doubtful."
Author: Toni Sorenson
50. "Its best to design your own life than living the default one."
Author: Upasana Banerjee

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